Afghanistan: At least 58 dead as blasts strike Kabul schools

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan: At least 58 dead as blasts strike Kabul schools” – below is their description.

    At least 58 people, most of them schoolgirls, were killed after multiple blasts tore through crowds of students leaving a west Kabul school.

    Images of the aftermath showed bodies lying in the street and bloodied schoolgirls lying in hospital beds, while people queued to give blood.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which struck a Shia Muslim neighbourhood that has been repeatedly targeted by the Islamic State group.

    The Taliban denied being behind the attack and blamed Islamic State militants.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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